High School Student's Immune Cell Epigenetics Experiment to be First PCR Aboard ISS | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – "Join the first generation of space molecular biologists" was the motto. Now, a contest to design the very first PCR-based experiments to be performed aboard the International Space Station has announced a winner.

Seventeen-year old Anna-Sophia Boguraev's experiment will be sent to ISS, where researchers will evaluate whether they can use the miniPCR thermal cycler from Amplyus to PCR amplify bisulfite-converted DNA. The project is also likely to be the first PCR experiment ever performed in space. 

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